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                                                                                                                                                        Research Notes for James N HAYS and Susannah GROGAN:

Susannah:  According to tombstone, she was b. 11th/Jun/1811 in Brown Co, OH.
                She died in Limestone Co, TX in 1882 and is listed as consort of J N Hays.
J N:  Tombstone states that he was b. 1812 and died 1883.
                                                                                                                                          J N and Susannah marriage:  LDS site shows that this couple was married in Brown Co, OH.
                                                                                                                                          J N and Susannah known children:  Edmund C b. abt 1834 IN, Elizabeth b. abt 1836 IL,
     James Thomas b. abt 1838 IL, Mary M. b. abt 1840 IN, Elmus F b. abt 1848 IN, and
     Gilly b. abt 1850 IN.  These facts from the 1850 census below.
Parke Co, IN 1850 Census:
     Family # 1090     Hays,     James N.          38     M     Blacksmith     VA
                                           Susannah          39     F                          OH
                                           Edmund C        16     M                          IN.
                              Cousray, Sarah M.           1     F                           IN
                              Hays,     Elizabeth          14     F                           IL
                                           James T           12    M                           IL
                                           Mary M           10     F                           IN
                                           Elmus F            2     M                           IN
                                           Gilly                2/12   F                           IN
                              Straight, Elmus              26     M     Blacksmithh    VA
                              Pedegrue, James            16     M                          IN
                                                                                                                                           Land Transactions of Wetzel Co. (originally part of Tyler Co) WV:
     5th/Apr/1855--Jos McCaskey to James N Hayes
     21/Oct/1859--James N Hayes & Susannah to Richard Anderson, brother-in-law of JN.
                                                                                                                                         A birth record for an unnamed baby girl was found in 1856 in Wetzel Co, WV to JN and
                                                                                                                                          Civil war records place James Thomas Hays enlisting in Co. B, 1st Spec. Battalion (Wheat's)
     LA. Inf.   Enlisted 25th/Apr/1861 in New Orleans. Rolls from June to Dec. 1861. Present.
                                                                                                                                      Family records show James Thomas Hays marries Bettie Elizabeth Kindred in Wilson Co, TN

Abt. 1864 JT and Bettie have Cora L. TN
Abt. 1865 JT and Bettie have Sallie TN
1867 James T and Bettie have Nute (Nate?) MS.
     JT's sister Mary M Hays marries Adam Shriver in Wilkinson, MS 24th/Feb/1867 (LDS
     records).  Speculation:  JT and Bettie were in MS for the wedding, Nute was born and
     then they went back to Wilson Co, TN.
                                                                                                                                    1870  Speculation:  I think that JT and Bettie had child Jas Y Hays Feb.  They moved to
     Limestone Co, TX right after birth of Jas.  According to Mortality Schedule of Limestone
     Co, TX 1870, Jas Y Hays, b. TN, 1 mo, W, M, S, died March, of fever.  We know JT and
     Bettie were there by census time.
1870 Limestone Co, TX Census, Eataw D. 48 W. Page 149
     Hays, Isaac T     33     M     W     Blacksmith          IL
              Bettie        35     F      W     Keeping House    TN
              Cora L       7     F       W     At Home             TN
             Sallie          5     F       W     At Home             TN
             Nute          3      M      W     At Home             MS

1870-1880  Nute probably died as he is not in the 1880 census.
1872  Benjamin Franklin b. TX
1875  Thomas S Hays b. TX
1878 Sallie S Hays d. 8/19/1878 in Limestone Co, TX buried Horn Hill Cemetary
1879  Alva Hays b. TX

1880  Alva Hays, family # 136, age 1 yr, M, W, S, b TX, father b IL, mother b. TN,  d.
     Feb. of membranous croup, Physician J H McCain.

1880 Limestone Co, TX Census
     Hays, James T     W     M     41     Blksmith     IL     VA     OH
              Bettie         W     F      35     Wife          TN     TN     TN
              Cora L       W     F     16      Daug         TN     IL     TN
              Frank B      W     M     8     Son            TX     IL     TN
              Thomas S   W     M     5     Son            TX     IL     TN

1882  Susannah Hays dies and is buried in the Bennett-Lenoir Cemetary in Limestone Co, TX
1883  James N Hays dies and is buried in the Bennett-Lenoir Cemetary in Limestone Co, TX

1883-1885  James T and Bettie move to Garland, Dallas Co, TX

1886  James T and Bettie have son Joseph M. Hays.
1890  James T and Bettie have son Jeff D Hays
                                                                                                                                           JT and Bettie are in 1890, 1900, and 1920 census.
                                                                                                                                       1897  Benjamin Franklin Hays marries Catherine "Kate" Taylor in Kaufman Co. 7th/Feb/1897.
     Ceremony performed by Pastor W B Patterson, Methodist Episcopal Church South.
                                                                                                                                         1920  James T dies in Garland, Dallas Co, TX.